Solve Kashmir issue or BJP will walkout of the alliance: Amit Shah
AHMEDABAD: BJP Chief Amit Shah said that the alliance with PDP might end if ‘Kashmir issue’ is not resoved. This comes midst the rising controversy on Jammu and Kashmir government’s ‘pro-separatist’ moves.
“People of this country have blessed us like Lord Shiva and given us very big responsibility. BJP will never compromise on national interest, merely to remain in power in Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said while addressing BJP workers in Naranpura, yesterday.
“The government (in J&K) has been formed only to solve Kashmir issue and I have full trust that we will find a solution to this issue. If it (solution of Kashmir issue) does not come about, then nobody can stop our party workers from leaving the coalition government,” said Amit Shah.
Shah insisted all BJP workers to go to the people and spread the message that the party would not compromise on national interest.
However, BJP’s spokesperson Harshad Patel in Gujarat clarified Shah’s statements conveying only that national interest is the party’s priority and he never categorically said anything about breaking the BJP’s alliance with the PDP.
“He (Amit Shah) merely said that national interest is our priority and BJP will not allow any anti-national activities on the soil of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Patel.
BJP has faced the wrath of opposition parties because of its alliance with PDP to which PDP’s Chief, CM Mufti’s decision of release of separatist leader Masarrat Alam only adding to fuel the fire.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had already clarified before the Lok Sabha that Alam’s release is not acceptable and that the government won’t tolerate any compromise on the nation’s integrity.